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Tonight In Rock: The Roots, Gym Class Heroes, Tegan and Sara, Jon Brion

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The Boat People will be playing tonight at the Viper Room | Photo by Silvana Macarone via the Boat People's Myspace

Our Pick: The Boat People @ The Viper Room (Doors: 7:30 PM)

Tonight LA is deprived of particularly noteworthy shows. Jon Brion will be playing here and Princeton will be playing there. We've got the second night of Canadian singer-songwriters Tegan and Sara's sold-out four-date stint at the Henry Fonda Music Box. And for the second night this week the newly-renovated Palladium will be hosting hip-hop. If we had tickets, then we'd probably stay for the Roots and pass on the Heroes. But for the first time in a very long while, we suggest heading over to the Viper Room to catch Brisbane-based the Boat People. They'll be blasting their exemplary brit-pop tunes tomorrow night as well, but why not be among the first in LA to see them?

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The Soft Hands CD Release Event w/ The Happy Hollows, The Fling @ Alex's Bar
Say Hi, Jukebox The Ghost, Princeton @ The Echo
Amie Miriello (LAist Interview), Bob Schneider @ Key Club
Tegan and Sara, City and Color, Girl in a Coma @ The Henry Fonda Music Box
Retaliate, The Wretched, Scrapmetal, Obscene Carnage, Bastard @ Mr T's Bowl
EXITMUSIC, The Black Pine, VOICEsVOICEs, C is for Carlo @ Pehrspace
Club Underground vs Hang The DJ's w/ Love Grenadaes, Little Red Radio @ Echoplex
Jon Brion @ Largo at the Coronet
Panic Movement, Million Kids, The Monthlies, No Little Kindness @ Echo Curio
Heroine Sheiks, Qui @ Spaceland
The Roots, Gym Class Heroes @ The Palladium
The High Society @ Redwood Bar
Very Be Careful, Mezklah @ El Cid
Yael Naim, Peter Von Poehl @ The Troubadour
The Boat People @ The Viper Room